Then I saw the word "walls" within the story which immediately reminded me of Doug Walls of the Community Living fiasco. I went looking on Google for these words:
Douglas Walls, acting CEO of the province’s interim authority for community living. - Sean Holman which turned out to be within a Times Colonist story.
It left me remembering of a blog I wrote on Mike de Jong and a foot note on a Deputy Minister of Finance (to Colin Hansen) and his to-do list on a BC government website under the dubious heading of Miscellaneous Reports, last item, dated May 2004 Price Waterhouse Coopers on Doug Walls.
We all know of the flak (nothing to do with Laila Yuile's mention in dispatches by an Editorial writer in the Vancouver Province) but it was the Doug Walls "flak" that kept me looking again because I saw it recently, on a government website of a DM of Finance, that same Doug Walls Report done by PWC, first hit at the top of the search in Google.
NVG's BBC blog is there as well. Its all about keywords and what one is searching for.
And what am I searching for? A pyramid? A pyramid scheme?
Look, every day, especially on Friday, when the BC Government takes out their trash, the level of their websites takes another step down. Or, one more layer up, by surrounding every level starting at the bottom with another Press Release. I figure that if we could graphically see every file, every directory that the BC Liberal have created since they came to power, they would need a block of 28 Jumbo Trons at 12 point printing just to present the "pyramid" for the Finance Ministry.
No one knows what the data looks like, let alone the hard copy versions that haven't seen the "light of day" like the internet.
For example, hands up if you know what the acronym of PCTIA means, and before you click on PCTIA or start to type it into Google, wait. There's a rider in one of its Directories, filled with public information, that forbids the use of the information in any way, shape or manner. There's a penalty...... and its a Crown Corporation of BC. First off its called, officially:
But its the how, of how I arrived at PCTIA that is important here, another level of government, unbeknownst to the man in the street..........
Back to the word WALLS...... I typed into Google
carenet technology deputy minister finance bc which took me to here
Then took the next step to here DM of Finance
Treasury Board Staff looks interesting
Next level down into the Pyramid goes to the Performance Budgeting Office
Dead end down here but:
The Crown Agencies Resource Office (CARO) has lead responsibility for overseeing and maintaining the Crown Agency Accountability System, the governance framework for British Columbia’s Crown corporations. CARO provides ongoing expertise, advice, information, and support to ministries and Crown corporations to promote good governance, accountability and continuous improvement for Crown corporations.CARO. I remember as a kid being force fed Carobars, could this be the source of it?
By now you should be looking at this, the search criteria that I entered into Google:
Crown Agencies Resource Office and the items listed down below.
Now, I don't know whether all these high paid operators of our Government offices Intentionally don't know how to spell, or they intentionally misspell documents so that the public will never, ever find them but.... something so simple, in capital letters shouldn't be spelled this way:[PDF]
Nor should the next item of interest either:
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
1 The Province of British Columbia's Crown Agency Accountability System .... The Crown Agencies Resource Office is responsible for co- ordinating the overall ...
The preview for "9' at" is not available but the Quick View is. Its real title is "SLE_2011.PDF"
In plain English SLE 2011 stands for "Shareholder's Letter of Expectations between Minister Kevin Krueger and Community Living BC 2011 for 2011/2012"
Nothing must change in Community Living BC Standards until after a new Shareholder's Letter of Expectations takes place in a similar document to be dated 2012/2013 by the current Minister, and there's been three in less than a year!
Part 4 — Minister's Powers and Duties (Assented to October 21, 2004)
18 (1) The minister may
(a) prescribe Provincial standards for the provision of community living support and administrative services in British Columbia,
(b) monitor the authority and assess the ability of the authority, and of the board, to exercise its powers and perform its functions and duties under this Act,
(c) establish processes to assess performance respecting the powers, functions and duties of the authority, and of the board, under this Act, and
(d) provide information and assistance to the authority.
(2) The minister must consult with the interim authority or the authority before making a regulation under subsection (1) (a).
19 (1) The minister may appoint one or more persons as the minister's representative for the purposes of ensuring compliance with this Act.
(2) A minister's representative, at any reasonable time and on presentation of identification, may
(a) enter and inspect any office or facility owned or operated by the authority, and
(b) require the authority to produce a record or other thing that is related to its activities and is in its custody or under its control.
(3) The authority and its officers and employees must give the minister's representative
(a) all reasonable assistance to enable the representative to exercise his or her powers and perform his or her functions and duties, and
(b) any information that the representative may reasonably require to exercise his or her powers and perform his or her functions and duties.
(4) The minister's representative must report to the minister anything indicating
(a) that the authority has contravened or is contravening this Act,
(b) that the authority is, or is likely to be, in financial difficulty, or
(c) uncertainty as to whether the authority is, or is likely to be, able to exercise its powers and perform its functions and duties under this Act.
Appointment of special advisor
20 (1) The minister may
(a) appoint a special advisor for the authority to assist the board with anything related to the provision of community living support or administrative services, including financial matters, and
(b) specify the duties and remuneration of the special advisor.
(2) With the approval of the minister, the special advisor may engage specialists and consultants.
(3) The special advisor and any specialists and consultants must be paid out of the funds of the authority.
(4) The special advisor may attend and participate in any meeting of the board or other meeting involving the authority, the chief executive officer or other officers or employees in exercising his or her powers or performing his or her functions or duties.
(5) Section 19 (2) and (3) apply for the purposes of this section.
(6) The special advisor must
(a) submit a report to the minister in respect of anything resulting from performing his or her functions and duties under this section, and
(b) indicate in the report the extent to which the board agrees with the report.
(7) The minister may direct the board respecting anything contained in the report of the special advisor.
(8) The board must comply with any direction of the minister under subsection (7).